Rear Wheel Bearing noise

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Wed Mar 1 15:59:08 EST 2006

Grant Dion wrote:
> I will ultimately replace both rear bearings, but would like a stop
> gap, and I need to log 400-500 miles this weekend on the car. 

The wheel bearings won't get better on their own. Whatever oil you 
could get in there will probably quickly overheat. The bearings might 
be good for 500 miles, but I wouldn't want to find out they aren't 
while going 75 mph 300 miles from home.  

Safest bet - don't take a chance. Drop the car off at your friendly
mechanic, and rent a car (with unlimited mileage) for the weekend. 
The bearings will be fixed when you get back.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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